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Cash Limits

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether any further changes are being made to the cash limits set for his Department in Command Paper No. 7161, as adjusted by the changes announced by the Chief Secretary, Official Report, 19 June 1978. columns 39–40.

Yes. £3 million has been added to the cash block for new towns industrial and commercial investment with a matching reduction in the community land cash block.The offices and general accommodation services cash block has been reduced by £1·3 million as a result of the decision to defer purchasing premises at Culham for the European School.The resulting changes to cash limits are:at a seminar held last week by the National Federation of Clay Industries.The recommendations of the report are being followed up by officials of my Department and the Departments of Industry and Environment, particularly in respect of research and development and demonstration for which Government funds are already available. In addition, the findings of the report are being made known widely through Department publications and promotion programmes and through publication in appropriate journals.